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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:50 pm 
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Well lads I went out tonight to unscrew that drain plug thing on the radiator and I have completely raped this plastic bolt (why plastic ffs?). Would repco have replacements?

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:33 pm 
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Nah Repco wouldn't keep them in stock, probably be able to get one from the company they deal with for the radiators but it'd have to be ordered it. Best off prolly hitting the wreckers or a radiator shop (they might have an old falcoooon rad sitting out the back and pull it off for ya).

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:35 pm 
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Bloody hell, my day off tomorrow and I was gonna do this job in the morning. Now I can tell I'll use the whole bloody day for this, grrr.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:38 pm 
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BUMP.

Anyone know for sure a place that would have a replacement? Thanks.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:05 pm 
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Best off prolly hitting the wreckers or a radiator shop (they might have an old falcoooon rad sitting out the back and pull it off for ya).
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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:07 pm 
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this is why i take off the bottom rad hose..

good luck finding the part
have u tried ford?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:17 am 
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this is why i take off the bottom rad hose..

good luck finding the part
have u tried ford?


Yeah, but would the whole motha drain with only that bottom rad hose removed?

Haven't tried Ford, fudged it mid afternoon.

 

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Disco Frank wrote:
this is why i take off the bottom rad hose..

good luck finding the part
have u tried ford?


Yeah, but would the whole motha drain with only that bottom rad hose removed?

Haven't tried Ford, fudged it mid afternoon.


yup!!! every time i have flushed my cooling system

removed top and bottom hoses
removed the thermostat cover and thermostat
let it drain and flsuhed with hose :)

 

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Disco Frank wrote:
Till_Lind wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
this is why i take off the bottom rad hose..

good luck finding the part
have u tried ford?


Yeah, but would the whole motha drain with only that bottom rad hose removed?

Haven't tried Ford, fudged it mid afternoon.


yup!!! every time i have flushed my cooling system

removed top and bottom hoses
removed the thermostat cover and thermostat
let it drain and flsuhed with hose :)


dont know abut the Au radiators, but my ef ones the bottom hose sits an inch or 2 above the bottom of the radiator. so u'd still have coolant sitting in there wouldnt ya?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:02 pm 
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i stuffed the drain plug in my radiator, i just went down to repco with the old plastic plug and the bloke had a box full of different sizes.

He just measured it up with one of the same size cost about $4.

The one in there now has like a wing nut plastic head on it so you can undo it with your fingers.
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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:20 pm 
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Yeah I called Repco, but the bloody kiwi there (owners are kiwis) told me no. Tried wreckers didn't have any. Called Ford, $4, so went with them.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:12 am 
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dammn i get told they all ozi owners :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:55 am 
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Lol, well I'm not sure if Repco are franchises or these people are just managers of this one. But yeah, kiwis in all their annoying accent goodness.

 

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